- physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
Origin of false pregnancy
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called pseudopregnancy.
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- another name for phantom pregnancy
- A usually psychosomatic condition, occurring in both males and females, in which physical symptoms of pregnancy are manifested without conception.pseudocyesis pseudopregnancy
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